The official match data of the leagues is branded ACTIM stats and can be obtained from the official data providers.
The ACTIM stats cover a wide range of information ranging from ‘static’ fixture, player and club data, live match events and player and club performance data.
The level of live match data varies between the leagues but includes data from events up to goals, shots, fouls, crosses, corners, throw ins and free kicks.
The ACTIM Index has been created using the ACTIM stats and rates each player in the league against each other based on their levels of performance that have been statistically adjudged to effect the outcome of the match. The Index was introduced for the beginning of the 2004-05 season and applies only to the Barclays Premier League, npower Championship and the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League.
The Premier League’s ACTIM Index has been rebranded the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index following their technical partnership, which commenced at the start of the 2010-11 season.